|Companies in Australia expect an increase in sales as a direct result of efforts to incorporate sustainability in their business, according to a survey from HSBC.|
|The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) will merge into one organisation by mid-2021.|
|Gold miner Evolution Mining is integrating sustainability goals as part of its long term value generation, citing water usage, climate risks and social license to operate as key material issues.|
|AGL and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are launching an $8 million trial to test the impact of electric vehicle (EV) charging on the electricity grid.|
|As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares the next administration, there are implications for action in Australia as well as for achieving greater alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).|
|Woolworths Group has become the latest Australian company to pledge to power its entire operations with renewable electricity by 2025.|
|WBCSD and DNV GL have issued a survey aimed at gathering insights into how stakeholder engagement, materiality and risk management can support board-level decision-making.|
|Australia's largest waste management company has released its first stand-alone sustainability report.|
|Private health insurer Medibank has issued its first sustainability report, providing analysis on key stakeholders, and mapping their activities to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).|
|QBE Insurance Group (QBE) has invested in Save the Children's Impact Investment Fund as part of its dedicated Impact Investment program, Premiums4Good.|
Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.
Establishing a successful Australian hydrogen industry hinges on managing three challenges - cost, scale, and social acceptance, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference was timed with an announcement from the federal government that new offshore petroleum exploration acreage has been released.
TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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